The simple truth is that Muslim extremists have been behind some of the worst
terrorist attacks this nation has ever suffered i.e, 9-11, etc.. On top of that,
many Muslim extremist leaders have publicly avowed to destroy America as the
"great satan" in any possible. This in itself should be reason enough to
keep extra vigilance on that particular group of people... citizens or not. Also, it's the police departments job to keep it's people and
America safe. If these Muslim groups are doing nothing wrong or threatening,
then they have no reason to fear and no harm is done to them and no further
action takes place. I've yet to read or hear of any harm being done to any
innocent Muslims from this particular surveillance policy. This is more likely
just a small group of activist lawyers looking to get some free publicity. They
should ask themselves why this extra surveillance started in the first place.
There was and continues to be some very good reasons. When those reasons all go
away, I'm confident the surveillance will too.
@tatorsSo then by your reasoning lets just through out that whole menacing
constitution and its silly little rights? after all if we have nothing to hide
then why bother with having rights?
throw not through sorry
@ Tolstoy. Read the first part of my original message again. Maybe, just
maybe you'll get it this time, if you're able to transcend your
preconceived judgments of other people's viewpoints. There is a very real
and legitimate reason, based on recent facts and history, for keeping some
vigilance on this particular group, extremist Muslims... and wherever they may
be coming from and whatever they might be planning. That's also the reason
our government sanctions specific tapping of communications between certain
suspect individuals and groups. Those reasons do exist, whether you or others
will admit it or not. And when those reasons are legitimate, as obviously the
governor of New York and the NYPD feel they are, then the Constitution is not
being scrapped. We are just being protected. Try a little harder to follow the
reasoning this time, Tolstoy. It's there.